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Well, I don’t know about you, but I have been cold! I haven’t needed snow boots for a few years, but I just ordered a pair, and I think they are definitely going to get some use up here. And since my husband likes to keep the house a bit cool, I really needed more slippers for my cold feet. I have designed a couple other pattern, but I wanted to make something new, and these Button Strap Slippers turned out very cute!

Free Crochet Pattern - Women’s Button Strap Slippers. These cozy women’s slippers are so cute and cozy. Perfect for yourself, or a gift for someone else!


They turned out pretty cute and I think I will make another pair in a different color. I wrote the pattern for size 8, but sizing up should be pretty easy for you as I included instructions. 

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Button Strap Slippers

You will need:
Red Heart Yarn for Body (Gold)
Red Heart with Love for Sole (Pewter)
-2 Chunky Buttons
Size h Hook (or Hook to achieve gauge/length)

Gauge: 7 sts = 2″


Size 8***

Sole: Make two sole pieces for each shoe, 4 total. (approx. 9 ¾” long) The sole is worked in the round.
Ch 26

1.  4 sc in 2nd ch. Sc 16.  Hdc 2. Dc 5.  Dc 7 in last ch. Working across opposite side of chain, dc 5, hdc 2, sc 16. Join with the first sc with a sl st. (57 sts)

2. Ch 1. 2 Sc in the next 4 sts. Sc 24.  2 sc in the next 5 sts. Sc 24. Join with a sl st. (66 sts)

3. Ch 1. Hdc. *Hdc. 2 hdc in next st* work 3 times.  Hdc 25. *Hdc, 2 hdc in next st* work 5 times. Hdc 24. Join with sl st.  (74 sts)

4. Ch 1. Sc. *Sc 2, sc 2 in next st* work 3 times. Sc 25. *Sc 2, sc 2 in next st* work 5 times. Sc 24. Join with a sl st. (82 sts)

5. Ch 1. Hdc. *Hdc 3, hdc 2 in the next st* work 3 times. Hdc 25. *Hdc 3, 2 hdc in the next st* work 5 times. Hdc 24. (88 sts)

Join with sl st and tie off.

Match up your two sole pieces and using a loose sl st, stitch the two soles together, going through both loops of each sole.  Use the color you want the slipper body to be.

1. Start your round on 18th st from the middle of the toe. Face the toe downwards and count 18 to the right.  Going through the sl st loops and working towards the toe:  Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 50. Hdc 7. Dc 8. Hdc 7. Sc 15.  (88 sts) Join with sl st.

2. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 50. Hdc 7. Dc 8. Hdc 7. Sc 15. (88 sts) Join with sl st.

3. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 4. Sc2tog twice. Sc 2. Sc2tog 7 times. Sc 2. Sc2tog twice. Sc 20. Hdc 7. Dc 8. Hdc 7. Sc 15. (77 sts)
Join with sl st.

4. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 4. Sc2tog twice. (Sc 2. Sc2tog) Twice.   Sc 2 . Sc2tog twice. Sc 17. Hdc 7. Dc2tog. Dc 4. Dc2tog. Hdc 7. Sc 15. (69 sts) Join with sl st.

5. Ch 1. Sl st 30. Sc 2. Sc2tog three times. Hdc. Dc2tog 4. Hdc. Sc2tog three times. Sc 2. Sl st 13. (59 sts)
Secure end and tie off.


Toe Flap: (Make 2)

1. Ch 3. Sc  2 into 2nd ch from hook . Sc 2 in last st. Turn (4 sts)

2. Ch 1. Sc 2 in same st.  Sc 2. Sc 2 in last st. turn. (6 sts)

3. Ch 1. Sc 2 in same st. Sc 4. Sc 2 in last st. (8 sts)

4. – 12.  Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 7. (8 sts)  

Sc all around your flap. Tie off but leave a long tail.


Strap (Make 2)
 Ch 18.
1. Sc into 5th ch from hook. Sc 13. Turn
2. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 12. Sc 5 in the 5-ch-loop. Sc 13. Turn.
Start new color with sl st.
3. Ch 2. Hdc in same st.  Hdc 12. Hdc 2 in the 5 sts around the loop.  Hdc 13. Leave your long tails.


Using your yarn needle, line up your toe flap and sew it in place. Make sure you secure the first st firmly by going in and out a few times. Work your way around until your entire flap is sewn in place. I like to stop after each st, or every other st  to confirm everything is in place and even.

After your flap is sewn in in place, line up your strap. I like it right at the edge of the flap. Using your hook, reach through from the inside out, and grab the tails of your strap. You should have 4. Make sure you are pulling them each through a different space. Once all 4 tails are inside the shoe, tie 2 tails together (2 knots) securely and trim or weave in ends if you prefer.

***To make a different size, go up or down 2 ch on your foundation ch. Make sure to adjust accordingly on the sides. The toe and heel should NOT be changed, just the length. Be sure you make the entire soul for sizes 5, 6, 7 in single crochet stiches to make it narrower. Keep in mind, if you are changing the length of the ch by two, your entire round/row count will go up/down 4 sts.


Free Crochet Pattern - Women’s Button Strap Slippers. These cozy women’s slippers are so cute and cozy. Perfect for yourself, or a gift for someone else!
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  1. Hi! I love the look of these slippers and since nearly every other pattern I’ve tried hasn’t worked out for me, figured I’d give this pattern a shot. However, I’m having a problem with the instructions for the body of the slipper. With the toe pointed down, which I’m guessing is the widest part of the slipper, and counting up 18 to the right, should I continue to crochet up the right side toward the heel and around? Or should I start from the 18th right stitch and crochet down the right side toward the toe and back up around? Thank you for sharing such a cute pattern! If I can figure this pattern out, I will definitely be making more!

  2. Do you have a pattern for adult Boat Slippers? Love the toddler one and would like to do one for Adults as I do lots of sailing and this would be good in the evening when we are anchored for the night. Thanks so much!

  3. I’m a little confused about the sole…I wear a 6.5, so am trying to make a 7. So following your instructions instead of chaining 26, I did 24. When I got to the end of the rounds when you’re supposed to tie off, I find the sole is about HALF the size of my foot…is this how it should be, or should it be roughly the same size as your foot? Thank you for any input! ;)

    1. No, it should fit your foot. You might need to go up a hook size, if it’s that small. Are you using the suggested yarn?

  4. I am having trouble with the sole. I’m making size 9, and it seems like there aren’t enough stiches to go around. I don’t know if it is something I’m missing or if there really needs to be more stiches. I would appreciate an help I could get. Thank you.

    1. Hm. Well I use this sole for all my patterns, so I positive there are not missing stitches. Are you working the first st of the second round in the right st?

  5. Oh my goodness! These are so cute! I just made a pair of little slippers for my daughter and I’m so excited to start working on a pair for myself!
    I like to take different patterns and mesh them together, so hers are a combination of a few of these I found on here, you are such an inspiration, and I’m starting to want to try to experiment some of my own.
    If I succeed in this pattern I’ll definitely share both these and my daughters with you!

    Thankyou so much!! Xoxo

  6. I’m new to the crochet game but I love the look of these slippers so I HAD to try them. I’m making them for an upcoming hospital stay (no one likes bare feet in the hospital) and I’m having trouble attaching the soles together. Do you have or know of a picture tutorial, maybe different wording. I’m just befuddled! Thanks!!!!!

    1. Thank you! I am sorry you are having trouble understanding. You are basically sl st another row around the sole, except you are putting them together (right sides together) and are working through both loops on each sole (so 4 loops). So when you are done, the two sole pieces are now one, and the sl st will form a color ring around the outside. A sl st is not like other stitches, that build up and make your project larger. This one just lays rather flat, so it will look like it’s flat on the soles, inside of up (or out, depending on how you are looking), like a row of sc would look.

  7. I really love your patterns!! Ive done one of the baby boat slippers and I can’t wait to start on this pair for me! I Love how modern your designs are and they are easy to follow. Hope to see more soon!!

    1. Thank you so !!! I am so glad you enjoy them. Thanks so much for taking the time to tell me, it means so much :)

      1. I am having trouble with steps 4, 5 , and 6 of the sole. When is says in step 6. (Hdc 3, hdc 2 in the next st) 3 times Im ending up with a very ruffled look on the back edges is that how its supposed to look?? Steps 4 and 5 look reasonably normal but step 6 seriously looks weird.

        1. I’m having the same problem with the ruffled look around the heel in row 6. Can you let me know what you told Dalmae?

          I never could download the women’s boat shoe pattern, it froze the computer up every time. So I’m making the button ones.

          Jackie Cicora

          1. Delmae was not working the increases correctly, so she was working too many stitches. Is it possible you are doing this as well? You are repeating what it inside the parenthesis respectively. Hdc 2 (each in own stitch) hdc 2 together in the next st, then repeat the sequence around the toe and around the heel.

  8. Hi Bethany, I have been eyeing your patter for a while but needed a bit more experience crocheting. Now I am have crochet a few things and cant wait to try it. I am unable to download the patter however because my virus software tells me that it contains a virus. Is it o to download? Thanks

  9. I love your slipper pattern! I started out pretty good, but I’m having trouble with round 6. I think there should be more sc stitches on the side.

  10. I have seen similar styles of crocheted shoes/slippers before and drooled over them but they were always for little girls. So THANK YOU!! I can’t wait to hook them up! :-)

  11. I have seen similar styles of crocheted shoes/slippers before and drooled over them but they were always for little girls. So THANK YOU!! I can’t wait to hook them up! :-)

      1. Bethany,
        I have been following your patterns for over a year as they are shared in crochet emails I get. I finally gained enough experience and courage to begin making flip-flops for my three year old and sixteen month old daughters. I was thrilled to realize that these patterns are so easy and elegant. Thank you for sharing with us.
        I am playing around with what sizes they each need and it has been fun so far. I prefer using a hook one size larger than what you use so that changes the gauge. It has been educational for sure.
        Thanks again

        1. You are very welcome! I am so glad you like the patterns, I try my very best to make them easy to read, but sometimes its hard to step back and see what others might see. Thanks for your feedback and kind words :)